part of plant used: 
leaves and flowers
botanical name: 
Urtica dioica
alternative names: 
Stinging nettles

Nettles are sweet and salty, cool, astringent and dry. They work to restore, nourish, stabilize, support and dissolve. The medicinal actions of nettles are: blood tonic, antiseptic, tonic and astringent, haemostatic (arrests bleeding), vasodilator, hypotensive, circulatory stimulant, re-mineraliser, anti-rheumatic, anti-haemorrhagic, mild diuretic.

anti-inflammatory pain relief cream for joints


60gm. I started making hypericum oil in the early 90s – collecting the fresh flowers in the wild. Taking a picnic and walking and soaking up fresh air – I still love doing it. It is such a powerful healing oil, I began to use it in all my creams and adding it to all new designs. In 2000 one of my favourite long term clients had developed severe back pain and couldn’t sleep. I insisted on spinal Xrays and the Dr insisted on a bone density test. Calcium deposits, or spurs, could be seen on the ends of bones in three spinal process junctions.

55gm of hypericum flowers infused in sweet almond oil; flax seed oil; beeswax and shea butter; herb tinctures of chamomile, horsetail, wild yam, nettles, comfrey root, comfrey leaf, meadowsweet, sage, cayenne; essential oils of lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, rose geranium, peppermint, lemon.